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Queens day and chocolate chip cookies

By on 06.05.12

I haven’t been updating for a while, it’s hard for me to update regularly since I’m busy with my study daytime and when I come home I cook quick meals and eat them directly. No time for pictures when I’m hungry. But since my dad’s colleague liked the cookies so much and wanted the recipe, I decided I would upload it here.

Last Monday was Queens day. My little cousin wanted to sell cupcakes in Vondelpark, Amsterdam. She made orange cupcakes with a crown and I made cookies to sell. It was very busy and warm that day but for some reason people were not buying as much as we hoped. Last year my cousin sold twice as much. A Turkish news crew came by to interviewed her, told us it was awesome and looked delicious, but sadly bought nothing… My parents gave left over cookies to their colleagues and I gave some to my neighbours. They really liked the cookies!

Here are some photos:

This is my litle cousin, Jo-Ann sitting at our table

We had cupcakes, cookies and non-edible cupcakes and cookies. I had crochet cupcakes and bees and made some small things from polymer clay.

The cookie making process

So many cookies!

I packed all my cookies, two in a pack, with a sticker and an orange ribbon.

Here is my favorite recipe:

My favorite chocolate chip cookies recipe
  • 1 cup (225 gram) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F or 175 C. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and add the egg and vanilla; beat to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer in three additions, scraping down the sides of the bowl between each addition. Mix until just combined and then stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Roll 1 inch balls or use a teaspoon like I did this time to make them the same size . Bake* for 12 to 15 minutes** until the cookies are golden brown and just set. They will crisp as they cool. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
*You can also freeze the dough or half of the dough. Not sure how long it will last since I can never leave it in my freezer for longer than a week haha. **I think the cooking time varies a lot, it depends on the temperature of your oven but also on the temperature of your cookie dough. Meaning, if you have very warm hands while shaping the balls, your cooking time probably will be shorter.
  • That was good times! And they are totally delicious!:)

Gail Ho
Mahé, Seychelles

Hello! My name is Gail, I'm a pastry chef currently working in Seychelles. I've studied industrial design engineering and the french art of pâtisserie in Paris. I've been working in Amsterdam, Paris, Biarritz and now in Seychelles.